9 last-minute cooking tips to ensure you're ready when holiday guests arrive

December 23, 2015

By: Karen B. Gibbs, TODAY.com

You try your best to host the perfect family Christmas dinner, so why are you frazzled and way too busy when your guests arrive? My friend, it's because of mistakes you don't even know you're making. We asked nationally acclaimed chefs John Besh and Alon Shaya for advice on the subject and learned that the source of many cooking goofs is POOR PLANNING. Considering these top chefs turn out hundreds of delectable meals a day, their recipe for success is worth following.